Clément Roques

Exploring the epic journey of water has inspired my research for more than 10 years now. I am a groundwater hydrologist with strong interests in studying physical and bio-geochemical processes associated to this journey, considering the complex interactions between water, landscapes and human activities. 


Since April 2020, I am leading the Groundwater Sustainability chair at the University of Rennes where I seek to develop 2 main research directions:  1. studying the impact of landscape heterogeneity on flow and transport processes with the aim to evaluate the sensitivity of water resources to climate and direct anthropogenic forcings; and, 2. developing innovative in-situ experiments and monitoring technologies to better describe and predict the processes involved in fractured reservoirs during operations for groundwater abstraction, contaminant remediation, geothermal energy development, and CO2 storage. I am also deeply engaged in teaching courses related to groundwater hydrology, geophysics, hydrosphere and field excursions. 

The success of my research stands on the rich collaborations, people and communities I met along my early career. Thanks all! 

Current students and collaborations


Groundwater recharge induced deformation in the valley-slopes of the Aletsch glacier. 

PhD Student, ETH Zürich

Nicolas Oeistreicher 


Using Recession Analysis to Characterize Watershed Responses to Drought

PhD Student, Oregon State University

Elisabeth Jachens


Subsurface rock slope deformation in a paraglacial environment (Aletsch Valley)

PhD Student, ETH Zürich

Marc Hugentobler

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